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I Don’t Have to Know It

“Certainly praying takes some admissions, that is, recognition of your state as a man. But this admission does not lead to shame, to a feeling of worthlessness or despair, but rather to the discovery that you are a man and God is God.

To pray is to walk in the full light of God. At that moment, conversion occurs, the restoration of the true relationship.

This conversion brings with it the relaxation which lets you breathe again and puts you at rest in the embrace of a forgiving God. The experience results in a calm and simple joy. For then you can say: ‘I don’t know the answer and I can’t do this thing, but I don’t have to know it, and I don’t have to be able to do it.'”

-Henri Nouwen

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Because He Lives

I was dead in the grave, I was covered in sin and shame. I heard mercy call my name. He rolled the stone away!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, every fear is gone. I know He holds my life, my future in His hands.

God is so good to us. 🙂

Have a great day, friends.

Fix Your Focus

‘Quit focusing on what you’ve done wrong. God has already rolled away your shame, embarrassment, failures, and setbacks.’
-Joel Osteen

Wow, I needed to hear this today. So glad it was out there. This really spoke to me…my focus needs some fixing. Maybe someone else needs to hear this too.

Have a good day.

Forgiven

Right now, people everywhere are carrying something with them that needs to be left behind. Maybe you’re one of those people.

Something you’ve done in your past, something you blame yourself for…something that has caused you unhappiness, possibly for quite a while, because you haven’t let it go.

Whether it’s guilt, shame, or regret, you are not allowing yourself to achieve your full potential right now because you have not freed yourself from that weight on your shoulders.

If this is you, I want you to know you have company. I can’t even count the number of times I have kept things with me that simply didn’t need to be with me anymore.

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